Consider Cliff-Notes (cliffnotes.com) on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, section titled "A Brief Synopsis," pp. 12-20. I'm not sure how many words it is, but probably between 1000 and 5000 (8.5 pages times how many words per page). The Cliff-Notes booklet was written by Andrew Bernstein, a long-time very knowledgeable Objectivist professor.
If you decide to delve further into it, that same booklet contains detailed chapter-by-chapter summaries, as well, along with additional material on each major character.
answered Feb 13 '11 at 21:15
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